Category: Tarot

March 2020 Tarot Offering

March 2020 Tarot Offering

One of many things I learned from my career in self-help book publishing was the way that words make the difference between whether an idea is medicinal or ineffective. What I loved about tarot cards when I first started using them was how they shared many of of the same ideas […]

February 2020 Tarot Offering

February 2020 Tarot Offering

I see the idea of healing conflated with the act of getting rid of a lot. The medical model, which is dominant in western healthcare, treats human conditions through a process of assessing, diagnosing and treating, so maybe that’s why we think healing means locating, targeting, and making go […]

January 2020 Tarot Offering

January 2020 Tarot Offering

I often wake up with questions, and recently woke up wondering about unworthiness (Five of Pentacles). While having my coffee in my childhood bedroom, I learned that the spiritual teacher Ram Dass had died, and recalled one of my favorite of his messages: Your problem […]

November 2019 Tarot Offering

November 2019 Tarot Offering

Click play to hear an audio version of this offering.  Earlier this summer I wrote about Harry Stack Sullivan, a psychiatrist who believed that the core motivating force in all human behavior was anxiety. In his view, the personality could be understood as no more […]

September 2019 Tarot Offering

September 2019 Tarot Offering

I was sitting with an artist friend the other day demanding an explanation for why on earth Aleister Crowley called the Seven of Pentacles “failure” in his Thoth tarot deck when the same card looks like the start of a promising harvest season in the […]

July 2019 Tarot Offering

July 2019 Tarot Offering

Most of us are so used to engaging with the world through the exertion of will (The Chariot) that we feel lost and disoriented when we aren’t able to bend life to our liking.  Willpower is useful when there’s an external obstacle to overcome with […]

June 2019 Tarot Offering

June 2019 Tarot Offering

Click play to hear an audio version of this offering.  Sometimes people will say that they don’t trust their intuition when what they really mean is they don’t trust themselves to hear it and act accordingly. Yes, trauma can clog the line to intuition. When […]

May 2019 Tarot Offering

May 2019 Tarot Offering

Click play to hear an audio version of the offering. The book of tarot is written in the language of archetype and symbol, with Judgment symbolizing a call to action, a thing that motivates change. A value, a vision, a quest, a dream life. It’s […]

March 2019 Tarot Offering

March 2019 Tarot Offering

Imagine if any time you had an urge to act on an impulse that you knew was bad for you, you were fully attuned to your power to choose (The Devil). Think of the things you would do if you could maintain this awareness. Think of the things you would stay not doing. A […]

February 2019 Tarot Offering

February 2019 Tarot Offering

The assumption that intellectual knowing is more valid than intuitive knowing is so pervasive in our culture that we rarely question it. But it is destructive, not only because it renders our experiences so lop-sided, but also because it is based on a hierarchy that […]